Russian blue cats, also known as Achianji blue cats and Maltese cats, are called Russian Blue in English. They are also known as short-haired nobles and winter elves. Russian blue cats originated in the 19th century. Earlier they were only found in Russia. Now they can be seen all over the world. Not only in China, but even in the world, the number of Russian blue cats is very small. If you want to buy a Russian blue cat, you must prepare at least one hundred thousand. If you see Russian blue cats on the market that claim to be available for thousands of dollars, then these must be hybrid cats.
The ancestors of Russian blue cats originated in Siberia, which is why they are called winter elves. At the beginning, the ancestors of Russian blue cats were taken from Russia to the United Kingdom. In order to ensure their population, some animal breeders used Siamese cats to cross them with them. Therefore, Russian blue cats have some oriental flavors like Siamese cats. In addition, some breeders have also bred some Russian blue cat transitional cat species, but these transitional cat species are not recognized as Russian blue cats.
Russian blue cat morphological characteristics
In addition to wearing blue hair, does the Russian blue cat have its own characteristics? The answer is of course yes. Russian blue cats are not new breeds of cats that breeders crossed between different cats. They come from Russia. In order to ensure the continuation of the Russian blue cat race (the number of Russian blue cats decreased rapidly after World War II), early cat breeders used Siamese cats to cross with them, so when you see Russian blue cats, you can also feel that they are carrying them. Some touches of oriental charm.
Detailed description of the morphological characteristics of the Russian blue cat
Head: short and wedge-shaped with straight lines; skull and forehead are flat; muzzle of medium length; straight nose bridge without nose interruption; strong chin.
Nose: Moderate length.
Chin: Medium height, with the chin extending from the end of the nose to the chin.
Feet: Small, slightly rounded, each with five toes on the forelimbs and four on the hind limbs.
Body: Long, exotic, detailed to medium-sized skeleton; well muscled.
Limbs: long legs with fine bones, small and round claws, oval in shape.
Tail: Long and straight, in proportion to the body, tapering from a moderately thick base to a round tip.
Ears: large, wide at the base, tip of the ear tilted forward, the tip of the ear is slightly rounded, the skin of the ear is thin and transparent, and there is almost no fluff inside.
Eyes: Large, well-spaced, almond-shaped, slightly slanted. The color is vivid green. The eyes of kittens range from yellow to green, and the final color can only be set when they are 1 year old.
Body shape: Slender and elegant body with a slight oriental charm, strong bones, simple and gorgeous coat; short hair, with a velvet-like texture and feel, the inner fluff can withstand the cold, it is gray, blue-grey, and looks exuding mink fur The same silver-gray luster, so it is called the Russian Blue Cat.
Coat: short, dense and fine, long-haired, flared from the body, soft, silky feel, double coat with very thick undercoat; the same color is blue-gray, and the silver luster is made of silver tips It is caused by coloration; it is acceptable for baby moles of kittens, these moles will disappear before one year of age, and prolonged exposure to the sun will cause the coat to darken; the black and white variants developed in Europe and New Zealand have obtained GCCF Recognition.
In most cases, many people only identify cats based on the color of their hair, so many unscrupulous businesses use this to deceive consumers. If you want to buy an authentic Russian blue cat, in addition to judging from the morphological characteristics mentioned above, you can also ask the seller for the cat’s pedigree or birth certificate.
Russian blue cat character characteristics
Russian blue cats are quiet and quiet. They are not the kind of cats that often jump up and down at home. If you have a Russian blue cat, you will find that the most common thing they do is to lie quietly where they like or follow their owner silently. turn. Because Russian blue cats are so quiet, they don’t like to see strangers. When they see strangers appear, they will find a place to hide. But to the owner, they are more enthusiastic, they will try to please the owner, they also trust the owner very much and like to let the owner touch their body.
Although Russian blue cats like their owners to touch their bodies, but too close contact will still make them feel a little bit of pressure, so the owner must master the distance with them. For example, you can touch their bodies, but the behaviors of hugging tightly and keeping the cat’s hand at home should be avoided or avoided, otherwise the cat may gradually alienate you due to stress.
If you live in a noisy place, then this may be a mental torture for Russian blue cats. They are very quiet and they also like quiet places. The noisy environment will not only make the cat more irritable, long-term It will also cause the cat’s health to become worse and so on.
Although Russian blue cats are very scary, they do not have a hostile attitude towards strangers or other animals. As long as they find that the other party is friendly, they will gradually become familiar with each other. Therefore, if there are other animals in the home, the owner Don’t worry about their inability to live in peace.
In addition, the Russian blue cat is also a very smart cat, it is not difficult to train them. The training of general life skills only takes the owner a week to complete, while the more difficult training requires the owner to spend more time and energy to get it done. Because Russian blue cats are sensitive by nature, do not always punish them during training, otherwise they will quickly become disgusted with training.
Russian blue cat conservation knowledge
The number of purebred Russian blue cats is very small. Therefore, after obtaining a Russian blue cat after all the hard work, the owners will take out the various materials collected before and start the breeding work officially. However, many owners are always at a loss in the end, and it seems that it is becoming more and more difficult to keep Russian blue cats. In fact, for the maintenance of Russian blue cats, the owners can also start from the four aspects of “clothing, food, housing, and transportation”.
Clothing-Pets dressing is not a rare thing. Many owners dress pets not to keep them warm, but to make them look more like members of the family. Russian blue cats come from Siberia, so they are not afraid of the cold, and the owner does not have to worry about the problem that they will be frozen without clothes. If it is only from an aesthetic point of view, the owner should choose clothes that suit the cat. If the cat does not like to put on clothes, the owner does not have to force it.
Food-Like all cats, Russian blue cats also need to get the nutrients and calories they need through food. When preparing food for them, the owner can choose according to their preferences as much as possible. Food should be provided regularly and rations, and some snacks can be prepared for them during free time. When the owner is not at home, the food bag must be put away. If you put it directly on the table, you may only see an empty bag when you get home.
Live-a comfortable and warm nest can give cats a good quality of sleep. It is important to know that cats can sleep for more than ten hours a day, so sleep is very important for them. At the same time, in order to avoid the growth of bacteria, the owner should regularly replace the mats for the cats and often give their nests to bask in the sun.
Travel-Russian blue cats don’t like to travel very much, they prefer to stay at home. Taking them out rashly may make them feel panic and even stress. Generally speaking, cats’ activities at home can meet the amount of exercise they need in a day. If the owner feels that the cat exercises too little, you can often play small games with them. However, if the cat really doesn’t want to play games, you shouldn’t be hot. They are cold ass.
Russian blue cat feeding points
The number of Russian blue cats is small, so the price is high. To make Russian blue cats healthier, apart from getting them to exercise properly and maintain a good mood, they must also control their diet. The feeding requirements of Russian blue cats are not as difficult as many owners think, as long as the following principles are followed:
1. Regular and quantitative supply
Cats are the same as humans. If they eat irregularly, they are likely to have various gastrointestinal diseases. In order to avoid this situation, the owner must give the cat a regular amount of food. For most healthy adult cats, they will control their food intake and will not eat more food in the food bowl as long as they are full. However, for some young cats or some adult cats, they may have no idea about how much they eat. Every time the owner feeds how much, they will eat as much. If your cat is like this, you must pay attention to it every time. Feeding amount.
2. Pay attention to food taboos
Foods like animal liver are delicacy and delicious to cats, but if they eat more, it is not a good thing for their bodies. Of course, the content of vitamin A in animal liver is high, but excessive consumption can lead to vitamin A poisoning in cats. Therefore, the correct approach is to provide a small amount of animal liver food to the cat. And some foods must not be eaten by cats, such as chocolate, onions, grapes, etc. If they are eaten, some accidents may occur, and the owner must be careful. In addition, parents of homemade cat food should pay attention to adding salt, monosodium glutamate, soy sauce and other seasonings carefully, otherwise the health of the cat will be greatly affected.
3. How to give snacks
The amount of snacks should be controlled, because eating too many snacks will not only make cats more picky, some cats will also get sick from eating too many snacks. Some parents will use snacks to train cats, but parents must not rely on snacks to help you train, otherwise in the later stage, cats will feel that snacks have become commonplace and cannot meet their own needs, making it difficult to train.